Three members of a drug trafficking organization sentenced in Federal Court

LAFAYETTE – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today, three

sentencings and one guilty plea of members involved in a drug trafficking organization

based out of Vermilion Parish. The sentences are a result of Tobi Domingue, 35, of Duson,

La., and Aaron Landry, 31, of Mariette, Ga., pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to

Distribute Methamphetamine, and Jose Angel Ruiz-Cervantes, 27, a citizen of Mexico,

pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. U.S.

Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna accepted the guilty plea of Corey Domingue, 35, of

Opelousas, La. Domingue pled guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute

Methamphetamine and Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug

Trafficking Crime.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote sentenced Tobi Domingue to 87 months in

prison and four years supervised release; Aaron Landry received 94 months in prison and

four years supervised release and Ruiz-Cervantes received 97 months in prison, followed

by five years supervised release.

Corey Domingue, Tobi Domingue, Aaron Landry and Jose Ruiz-Cervantes, along

with eight co-defendants, were indicted in June of 2009 on a variety of drug trafficking and

firearms charges, along with unlawful use of communication facilities. Evidence revealed

that this drug trafficking organization was responsible for the movement and sale of

methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico into the United States, and distribution

throughout the Acadiana area. The defendants and their co-conspirators possessed and

distributed kilos of methamphetamine and cocaine.

As part of the conspiracy, Tobi Domingue admitted that she sold methamphetamine

with her husband, Corey Domingue, and that she participated in the distribution of

approximately three to six kilograms of methamphetamine. Aaron Landry acknowledged

that he was responsible for the possession and distribution of approximately four

kilograms of methamphetamine, and also acknowledged that he was the owner of

numerous firearms. Landry agreed to forfeit interest in the following weapons:

C One (1) Beretta USA Corp., Model PX4 Storm, .40 Caliber, bearing Serial

Number PY24021;

C One (1) Remington Arms Company, Inc., Model 870, 12 Gauge, bearing Serial

Number D957728M;

C One (1) Russian, Model SKS, 7.62 Caliber, bearing Serial Number HA 5169;

C One (1) RG Industries, Model RG31, .38 Caliber, bearing Serial Number

052278; and

C Assorted Ammunition.

Jose Angel Ruiz-Cervantes admitted that he was a courier for the methamphetamine

and cocaine distribution group and that his role in the conspiracy involved approximately

five kilograms of methamphetamine.

At Corey Domingue’s plea hearing this morning, he acknowledged that he

possessed with the intent to distribute approximately four kilograms of methamphetamine

and approximately one kilogram of cocaine. He further acknowledged that he possessed

and agreed to forfeiture of the following weapons:

C One (1) Ruger, Model P-90, .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol bearing Serial Number

661-84164;

C One (1) Beretta USA Corp., Model PX4 Storm, .40 Caliber, bearing Serial Number

PY24021;

C One (1) Remington Arms Company, Inc., Model 870, 12 gauge, bearing serial

number D957728M;

C One (1) Russian, Model SKS, .762 caliber, bearing serial number HA 5169;

C One (1) RG Industries, Model RG31, .38 caliber, bearing serial number 052278;

C One (1) Walther Model P-99, .40 Caliber Semi-Automatic Pistol, Serial Number

422147;

C One (1) Bryco Arms .380 caliber pistol, Model 38, bearing serial number 1605648;

C One (1) Colt .38 caliber Revolver, Police Positive, bearing serial number 262430;

C One (1) Harrington and Richardson .35 caliber pistol, bearing serial number 120016;

C One (1) Savage .32 caliber pistol, bearing serial number 25887;

C One (1) Glock GMBH .45 caliber pistol, bearing serial number MRY383;

C One (1) Browning .22 caliber rifle, Model BL22, bearing serial number 0306PR126;

C One (1) Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, Model 500A, bearing serial number L903135;

C One (1) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 7 millimeter caliber rifle, Model 700,

bearing serial number E6216555;

C One (1) Remington 700 Arms Company, Inc. Rifle, bearing serial number E6216555;

C One (1) Winchester 1200 12 gauge Shotgun, bearing serial number L1257209;

C One (1) Koon, Inc., 410 gauge Snake Charmer Shotgun, bearing serial number

31393;

C One (1) Hipoint 9 caliber Rifle, Model 995, bearing serial number B46947;

C One (1) Stoeger 2000 12- gauge shotgun, bearing serial number 25870;

C One (1) Norinco SKS (North China Industries) Rifle, Cal: 7.62, bearing serial

number 9108291;

C One (1) Savage Arms Inc. (Cd), Rifle, Model: 93r17, Cal: 17, bearing serial number

0491983;

C One (1) Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S 223 caliber rifle bearing serial number

L430593; and,

C One (1) Boitoer Amantino/iga 20-gauge Shotgun, bearing serial number 415243.

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley stated, “Drug trafficking of any kind is

a threat to our communities. The U. S. Attorney’s Office, along with the Drug Enforcement

Administration and our local and state partners, will continue to vigorously investigate,

arrest, indict and seek appropriate sentences for anyone who engages in this trade. We are

committed to holding drug dealers, from the couriers to leaders, accountable to keep our

communities safe.”

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),

Lafayette, La. Post of Duty, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Metro

Narcotics Task Force and was prosecuted by United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.

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